Re: .17 cal remington centerfire
The 17 is the love of my life, it was the first rifle I ever built and have been hooked since.
If you guys are having trouble with the 17 use Rem 7 1/2 primers, they are the cat's ass. Over Varget naturally. I use the Berger 25 gr, not the MEF. Just the plain ol' Berger.
Used it in Colorado and Wyoming (were the wind never blows [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ) and taken coyotes out to 500 no problem. Best shot was a called head shot at 350 on a nice Wyoming female.
No recoil, accurate and laser beam trajectory. Lots of BS out there about it but I have found none of it true.
PredatorMasters & CoyoteGods are good 17 websites. The VarmintHunter is a good mag for 17 info also.
I'm building one for my daughter and probably another for myself.
For what it's worth, I read an article in Precision Shooting awhile back about a Palma shooter who had a 17 built exactly like his Palma rifle. Thought it would teach him to read the wind better. If I remember right he ended up shooting a 6" group at 1000 and hit milk jugs pretty consistently at 1000.